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re: Bird-like fossil footprints from the Late Triassic

David Marjanovic wrote:

<Why is their tibiofibulotarsus relevant to the angle between the digits, and 
how does the first toe fit?>

  David, you might be confusing a tibiofibulotarsus, which is (to my 
understanding, or at least how it's used in birds and mammals) a coossified 
element, with the tarsometatarsus, which excludes the fibula and is also used 
to define the limb segment between knee and ankle, rather than a bone complex.


Jaime A. Headden

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)